Christian Thanks The Neighborhood

A note from Christian Kulikowski: Dear Friends and Neighbors, On behalf of myself, my beautiful wife Katie, the staff and volunteers of the Kulikoski Campaign for...

LaMattina Takes District 1; Menino Wins Mayor

Sal LaMattina won another term as city councilor for District 1 (North End, Charlestown and East Boston), garnering 77% of the vote over Chris...

Mayoral Political Article Roundup

ON THE NIGHTLIFE ISSUE: Bar group backs Michael Flaherty in bid to boost nightlife Boston Herald "The Boston Nightlife Coalition - a group of frustrated nightclub owners...

North End/Waterfront Residents Come To “Meet the City Council Candidates”

North End/Waterfront residents took their turn last night on the Boston political scene in a special gathering to "Meet the City Council Candidates." Both...

Ward Three Democrats Endorse Menino

News From Ward 3 Chair, Jason Aluia:

Citing his strong record of accomplishment over the past 16 years, the Ward Three Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Mayor Thomas M. Menino for re-election.

Representing one of the most culturally diverse sections of Boston, Ward Three includes the North End, West End and Waterfront, Beacon Hill and Downtown, Chinatown and the Leather District and parts of the South End.

“The members of the Committee recognize Mayor Menino’s continued commitment to our neighborhoods,” said Ward Three Chairman Jason A. Aluia, “this endorsement acknowledges the progressive vision and positive agenda for the future of our city under his leadership.”

Eliot School Kids Visit City Council

About 33 students from the North End's Eliot Elementary School visited At-Large Councillor John Connolly. The kids sang a couple of songs, showed off...

City Council Supports Revised Bottle Bill

Bottle bills are laws that require a minimum refundable deposit on beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse. The current law was passed in 1983 and does not include many popular “new-age” drinks such as bottled waters, sports drinks, and juices. Currently the only beverages covered are carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages.

Councillors Salvatore LaMattina and John Connolly sponsored the City Council Resolution in order to demonstrate to state lawmakers that the Boston City Council wants the Bill updated.
About a dozen bills related to the Beverage Container Recovery Law, including House Bill 3057 filed by Rep. Basile on behalf of Mayor Menino, are before state lawmakers this legislative session.

The Council approved the Resolution at its weekly meeting on Oct. 21.

Green Ticket Bill Needs Support

NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee is asking residents and merchants to send in the following letter in support of the Green Ticket Bill to our State representatives. The Green Ticket Bill is an important step in improving the trash problem in the neighborhood.
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Here is a summary of the House Bill #3588 (Green Ticket Bill) and testimony from the City’s Inspectional Service Department (ISD) that explains why the bill is so important. House Bill #3588 is anticipated to be favorably voted out of Committee but still has a bit to go. 

North End NSC ESOL Program Visit the MA State House and Representative Michlewitz

The English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes from the North End visited the state house to meet with Representative Aaron Michlewitz and to...

Last Day to Register to Vote

Today, October 14th, is the last day you can register to vote in the city’s Nov. 3 election for mayor and City Council. City...

New Indictment In DiMasi Case

Federal prosecutors added a new count of extortion to previous charges against Sal DiMasi, former Massachusetts House Speaker. The new indictment came today in...

City Council Hearing on Styrofoam Containers

The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM.  The hearing will be held in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the Fifth Floor of Boston City Hall.  The subject of the hearing is

Docket #1083, An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Non-Recyclable and Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Containers

This matter was sponsored by Councilor Stephen Murphy and was referred to the Committee on Government Operations on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.